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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    OH was I meant to include DP's income? .
    I did because otherwise I would only have $150 a week; I pay the mortage out of my $1300 p.f net wage...

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    I'm going to lose it. Sitting here and just crying. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Yeah I'm left with jack all too after paying half of the rent and child care
    With all due respect Benji but you're not left with jack all!! You have a partner, and there's a reason I asked for a JOINT income.

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    $1511 but we don't pay rent or a mortgage, before we were paying $320 a week in rent.

    Including FTB would be around $1550.
    Last edited by headoverfeet; 24-09-2010 at 13:50. Reason: adding old rent info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An Chen View Post
    I'm going to lose it. Sitting here and just crying. Sorry.
    I'm sorry your doing it tough at the minute love, I am very aware of how lucky I am to have hubby bringing in a good wage for us, I don't know how I could ever do it on my own

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    My husband and I combined are left with about $1415 and that includes Centrelink

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    I have about $275 left after rent a week. And I have to save up $3000 before Jan for my tafe course and car rego :-(. Luckily, I have already brought DS birthday and xmas presents and I have a stockpile of formula and nappies that should see me thru to the end of the year! I tend to buy ahead alot. My DS is in size 1 atm and I have clothes up to size 4!

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    After tax and mortgage, around $1500 a week. And we are now in saving mode for when i take M.leave as im the bread winner in the family! So 7 more months of saving saving saving! and 12 months off on single income.

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    An Chen how old are your children is working part time not an option at all

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    The other thing to remember is, where there is a joint income, there is also joint bills. 2 cars, 2 mobiles, double the phone calls, higher electricty bill, double the groceries etc etc.

    In no way am I saying it isn't freakin hard to be on a single income, but that's just something to think about.

    You sound like your struggling An Chen, I hope you're ok


 

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